Emergency numbers

  • Call 911 first (Ambulance, Fire, Police)

Then call Security Services:

  • 555 from any university phone
  • #555 from Bell MTS or Rogers Wireless
  • 204-474-9341 from all other phones
  • Any emergency phone on campus

UM Alert

Our notification system will send an alert directly to your mobile phone in the event of an incident requiring urgent notification on campus.

UM Alert Registration

This information will only be used by the University of Manitoba for the purpose of alerting you to an urgent situation on campus and will not be disclosed to any third party. All costs associated with sending these alerts will be paid by the university.

Please register your cell phone number below to receive text message alerts from the University of Manitoba’s UM Alert System. If a number is displayed and is incorrect or has changed, simply unsubscribe and re-enter your new number.

Once you have registered you will receive at least two messages annually confirming your registration. You may opt-out at any time.

To stop receiving text messages from this service:

  1. Text the words "STOP UMRG" to 30000035.

Terms and Conditions

  • This service is only supported for Canadian cell phone numbers.
  • After registering your cell phone number, our system will send you a confirmation text message within 24 hours. You must reply to this text to be successfully authenticated on our system. Failure to reply to this text will result in you not being registered for this service and you will not receive alerts. Once you are successfully registered your will receive a welcome message.
  • The University of Manitoba cannot be held liable for failure to properly register for this service.
  • Standard message and data rates may apply.

By entering and confirming your number you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.

Register for UM Alert

Emergency response plan

The Security Services Department plays a vital role in the University's Emergency Response Plan. Guards are often the first on scene at an emergency and, as such, are responsible for important roles as scene containment and keeping the Dispatch Officer updated with critical information.

Mass notification system

The University of Manitoba has developed an Emergency Response Core Group, which is comprised of staff from Environmental Health and Safety Office, Security Services, Physical Plant, Office of Risk Management, Public Affairs, IST and Student Affairs. This group has been organized to deal with communication and first response issues. An Emergency Manager is identified at all times and the position is rotated between managers at EHSO, Security Services, Physical Plant and Information Services Technology (IST).

The Emergency Response Plan has several objectives. A large focus of the plan is outlining the role administration will play in managing the emergency itself. As well, the Plan addresses campus-wide issues to ensure the entire community is equipped to respond. Emergencies on campus are divided into three categories: Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3; each requiring its own response and level of intervention.

Tier 1

  • Small, localized event requiring a routine response.
  • Event is contained and requires routine communication between units.
  • Emergency Response Plan is not initiated.
  • Response is by internal unit with outside agencies if necessary.

Tier 2

  • Event is localized but involves a large disruption to the community.
  • Response is shared with the university unit and external agencies.
  • Emergency Response Plan is initiated.
  • High urgency for communication between the various units and agencies.

Tier 3

  • A widespread event requiring a critical response from internal and external agencies.
  • Critical urgency for containment and communication.
  • Emergency Response Plan is initiated.
  • Multi-agency and multi-departmental shared response.